Sunday Reflection, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2014): Keep Calm and Love Your Enemies

Teilhard de Chardin

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. — Matthew 5:44-45

This weekend is the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The theme is “love your enemy” which is one of the hardest aspects of being a Christian. I am not naturally a loving person. Yes, I love my family and friends. I am friendly and cordial to strangers I meet or people who are nice to me. However, if I feel someone has slighted me (no matter how minor), my strong reaction is to seek retribution. It is something I am working on but I still have a long ways to go.

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